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Interview with Ardalan, Nader

Family and educational background; on the Ardalan family; on first wife, Muslem activist Laleh Bakhtiyar; rejuvenation and development of Persian architecture in the 1970s; development of interest in the relationship between architecture and Sufism, effect of Sufi thought on architectural design; on the design of the Arya Mehr Sport Center, Iran Center for Management Studies and Behshahr Industrial Group Headquarter Building; work with architect Abdol Aziz Farmanfarmaiyan; recollection of work in Iran; on the revival of “paradise garden” in Persian architecture; Pahlavi government policy on architecture.

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